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Ontario City Council rejects plea to keep tiny homes open past May

The tiny homes shelter project in Ontario. (The Enterprise/Liliana Frankel)

ONTARIO – Against the advice of city staff, the Ontario City Council voted down a proposal to extend temporary homeless shelter’s operations through the end of June and give it a chance to become permanent. 

City Manager Adam Brown had recommended that the tiny homes, as they are known, be allowed to remain open through June 30, and that city council then “proceed with the land action needed to make (the shelter) a permanent site for year round transitional housing.”

The shelter effort was scheduled to close April 30. 

The call to make the shelter permanent was never taken up by the council as it discussed the matter on Tuesday, April 20.

Councilors John Kirby, Eddie Melendrez and Michael . . .